Elijah, Elisha, Jesus and Luke

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Unique to the Gospel of St. Luke is his distinctive pairing of two particular miracle stories: the healing of the centurion’s sick servant (Luke 7:1-10) and the raising of the widow’s dead son (7:11-17). Before considering Luke’s intent in this juxtaposition, a comment on each story may be in order. […]

Israel’s Interest In The Mind of the Prophets

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon It is easy to detect, over the course of biblical history, significant changes in Israel’s interest in the prophets. The most significant change, I suppose, comes with the emergence of literary prophecy in the eighth century. In the previous century Israel’s interest in the prophets was especially expressed in narrative […]